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About ez2cdave

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  1. Only because Braid is thinner diameter for the same lb-test . . . Make it the same diameter, braid loses, due to drag ! A good example is a surf rod ( 525 MAG conventional reel ), fishing bait, using 15 lb-test mono vs. 65 lb-test Braid ( same diameter ). The casting distance is virtually identical, but the Braid has more line drag in the water, which makes it more difficult to hold bottom, requiring more weight. Now, Braid has a larger distance advantage on Spinning gear, than on a Conventional reel but, for me, the disadvantages outweigh the advantages. Being able to cast further is a nice "perk", but only if the fish are that far out . . . Otherwise, the 7 "negatives" I listed, outweighs the 1 "positive" of increased distance. Dave F.
  2. I am thinking that the "instant anti-reverse", used in most "modern" reels may be the culprit, since it allows no "play" in the crank. Dave F.
  3. Agreed . . . 100% ! Personally, I have made serious efforts to try Braid, on both Conventional's and Spinners. After wanting to love Braid, I fin the complete opposite to be true ( for me ) . . . I hate Braid for the following reasons and have gone back to Mono, 100% : (1) Expensive. (2) Not abrasion resistant, regardless of the hype. (3) Difficult to tie knots that won't slip. (4) Digs into itself. (5) Slices skin like a razor. (6) Difficult to keep tightly spooled, while casting and fishing. (7) I hate the "feel" of Braid ( slippery ). The video's below are "eye-openers" . . . Dave F. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2ilksQgUMg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiQTvmM-1cY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4_RIZ8PcFg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9wWCtxeRIk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unZzUPMBQl8
  4. Brian, You are very welcome ! Dave F.
  5. Hi, Brian ! With the reel "dressed" exactly as seen in the photo's and an EMPTY Newell spool, it weighs 20.1 oz. The Rod Clamp weighs 1.1 oz. by itself . . . According to PENN Catalog 39B, from 1983, a "Dead Stock" PENN 140L SQUIDDER weighs 18 oz. The Newell spool is somewhat lighter than the stock 140L Aluminum spool, but I don't have an empty one to weigh, right now. By comparison, a "modern-day", graphite-framed, Daiwa Sealine-X 30SHA weighs 17.1 oz. , but only has 2/3 the line capacity of the Squidder. Yes, the 30SHA has 6.1 gears, making it very fast, compared to the 3.3 gears of the Squidder . . . But, the Squidder has "cranking power", when fighting a fish ! Dave F.
  6. Thank you !
  7. The line on there is Big Game #25 mono . . . I just installed a Newell spool today and need to get new line, due to the increased line capacity over the stock Penn 140L spool in the pics. Tight Lines !
  8. In my opinion, Penn should have scrapped the Jigmaster and kept the Squidder in production. Tight Lines !
  9. That would be Nick Meyers, a.k.a. "Nickaway" ! Tight Lines !
  10. Speaking of SQUIDDERS . . . Here is my full Accurate Conversion SQUIDDER 140L ( "Bulletproof" ) . . . "Old-School" Reels + Modern Rods = PERFECTION ! Tight Lines !
  11. OK . . . It's ONLY 13 years later . . . Pic time ! Full Accurate PENN SQUIDDER 140 Conversion . . . ! Tight Lines !
  12. You are very welcome . . . I wanted to post it, so that everyone would be able to download it. Tight Lines !
  13. Length, Age, & Weight Chart - STRIPED BASS ! In jpg and pdf format . . . ENJOY ! Tight Lines ! LENGTH AGE WEIGHT CHART FOR STRIPED BASS.pdf
  14. More video's by the same guy . . . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0-TWYxvGxM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beOWeMhibrw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gawdglivFDo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yY33Yc-yAY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1j1CY_mCBLg